1997 ASA Men’s Super Slow Pitch Nationals

1997 held at Sanford, Florida on August 15-17.


Champion – Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, Connecticut (67-19)
Runner Up – Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS Bridgewater, Virginia (77-23)


The Windsor Locks-based Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS defended their Amateur Softball Association Super Nationals title by defeating Shen Valley of Bridgewater, Va., 30-29 in Sanford, Fla. Dewayne Nevitt’s two-run homer in the seventh was the difference. He had 20 homers and 37 RBI in eight games and was named MVP.


  • MVP – Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s-Superior (.632, 20 HR, 37 RBI, 23 Runs)
  • HR Leader – Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s – 20
  • Batting Leader – Mike Rodriguez, Sierra  (19-23, 10 RBI, 13 Runs) – .826

ASA MEN’S SUPER ALL-AMERICANS FIRST TEAM

  • P – Brad Stiles, Lighthouse/Worth (16-20, .800, 9 HR, 17 RBI)
  • C – Dewayne Nevitt, Ritch’s-Superior (24-38, .632, 20 HR, 37 RBI)
  • 1B – Dirk Androff, Ritch’s-Superior (24-36, .667, 11 HR, 21 RBI)
  • 2B – Rusty Bumgardner, Shen Valley/TPS (19-25, .760, 5 HR, 13 RBI)
  • 3B – Albert Davis, Shen Valley/TPS (16-26, .615, 6 HR, 12 RBI)
  • SS – Greg Cannedy, Ritch’s-Superior (18-28, .643, 1 HR, 7 RBI)
  • OF – Doug Kissane, Ritch’s-Superior (25-35, .714, 18 HR, 26 RBI)
  • OF – Hank Garris, Ritch’s-Superior (24-33, .727, 13 HR, 22 RBI)
  • OF – Larry Fredieu, Ritch’s-Superior (20-33, .606, 14 HR, 32 RBI)
  • OF – Todd Martin, Shen Valley/TPS (12-27, .444, 6 HR, 13 RBI)
  • EP – JC Phelps, Shen Valley/TPS (18-26, .692, 6 HR, 15 RBI)
  • UT – Jason Kendrick, Shen Valley/TPS (16-25, .640, 2 HR, 13 RBI)
  • UT – Mike Shenk, Ritch’s-Superior (23-32, .719, 7 HR, 18 RBI)
  • UT – Dennis Mendoza, Lighthouse/Worth (19-25, .760, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
  • UT – Mark Creson, Sierra/TPS (12-19, .632, 9 HR, 16 RBI)
  • UT – John Keigley, Sierra/TPS (14-20, .700, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
  • UT – Mike Rodriguez, Sierra/TPS (19-23, .826, 10 RBI)

OTHERS

Jeff Wallace, SoJern/Specialty Tank (12-14, .857)
Todd Joerling, Sunbelt Dan Smith (18-22, .818, 7 HR, 21 RBI)
Jeff Hall, Sunbelt Dan Smith (14-19, .737, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
Shane Dubose, Sunbelt Dan Smith (15-21, .714, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
Brett Helmer, SoJern/Specialty Tank (10-14, .714)
Ricky Huggins, Lighthouse/Worth (16-24, .667, 4 HR, 10 RBI)
Wendell Rickard, Lighthouse/Worth (17-26, .654, 16 HR, 30 RBI)
Greg Harding, Sunbelt Dan Smith (16-23, .652, 8 HR, 21 RBI)
Robbie Ergle, Lighthouse/Worth (15-24, 625, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
Dale Walters, Sierra/TPS (13-21, .619, 3 HR, 18 RBI)
Darrell Beeler, Ritch’s-Superior (21-34, .618, 12 HR, 17 RBI)
Tot Powers, Shen Valley (16-26, .615, 6 HR, 13 RBI)
Randall Boone, Shen Valley (14-24, .583, 8 HR, 17 RBI)
Phil Jobe, Shen Valley (14-24, .583, 1 HR, 9 RBI)
Ron Parnell, Ritch’s-Superior (18-31, .581, 8 HR, 14 RBI)
Britt Hightower, Ritch’s-Superior (22-38, .579, 7 HR, 19 RBI)
Steve Craven, Lighthouse/Worth (13-24, .565, 7 HR, 14 RBI)
Dewayne Frizzell, Shen Valley (13-24, .542, 6 HR, 14 RBI)
Jimmy Powers, Shen Valley (15-29, .517, 7 HR, 16 RBI)
Carl Rose, Lighthouse/Worth (12-24, 500, 3 HR, 3 RBI)


FINAL STANDINGS

1. Ritch’s-Superior/Tri-Gems/Beloli/TPS, Windsor Locks, CT (7-1)
2. Shen Valley/Taylor Brothers/TPS, Bridgewater, VA (4-2)
3. Sierra/TPS, Reno, NV (3-2)
4. Lighthouse/Worth, Stone Mountain, GA (3-2)
5t. Sunbelt/Dan Smith/Easton, Centerville, GA (3-2)
5t. Major League/Easton, Chattanooga, TN (3-2)
7t. Robert’s/Easton, Orlando, FL (2-2)
7t. Hague/Ohio Transport/Wessel/TPS, Columbus, OH (2-2)
9t. Steele’s/Reda, Brook Park, OH (1-2)
9t. SoJern/Specialty Tank/TPS, Cedar Brook, NJ (1-2)
9t. R&D/Grover, Lima, OH (1-2)
9t. D’s Alliance/JWM/Easton, Valley Center, CA (1-2)
13t. Long Haul/TPS, Albertville, MN (0-2)
13t. Herb’s/TPS, San Diego, CA (0-2)
13t. NASTY Boys/TPS, St. Louis, MO (0-2)
13t. Martin/Mizuno/Bike/Demarini, Seymour, IN (0-2)

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